Montreal: Published for McGill Poetry Series by Contact Press, 1956.
First edition, first printing. 79 pp. Original black cloth with silver lettering. One of approximately 400 copies. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the front free endpaper, warmly inscribed to his aunt Marion, dated June 1956. Laid in print-out of email correspondence of former owner with Cohen regarding this copy. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket, spine-sunned, lightly soiled and stained, faint impression on front panel from being used as a writing surface, chipped at extremities with a small closed tear extending into front panel. Occasional light foxing, a bit of offsetting to endpapers. The late singer-songwriter, writer, and poet's first published book, of poems written when he was 15-20 years old, inscribed to his mother's sister in the year of publication. A phenomenal copy of a legendary rarity. Item #161121002